Love my Bunnies!!

Especially Issac Luke :)

1 week to go!!!

1 week till I jump on a plane and head to....

Los Angeles
San Francisco

Las Vegas

New York City


I can't believe this trip has finally come around. I remember when the countdown was 200 days! Now it's 7 days! I'm not sure which place I'm more excited to visit....if I had to choose it'd probably be New York (I'm already in love with this city and I've never been) and Vegas (working in a casino, I can't wait to check out THE casino capital of the world!) and of course Cancun because after a contiki tour through the US I already can't wait to relax on the beach with some cocktails - the pic above is of our hotel we're staying at.


Matt Moran's Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse has been an all time favourite dessert of mine since as long as I can remember. I bought my mum Matt Moran's cookbook for christmas and thought I'd give his chocolate mousse a go. I've never made any sort of dessert from scratch and I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed it!

450grams dark chocolate (no more than 55% cocoa)
1 litre thickened cream
4 egg yolks
whipped cream, to serve

Melt the chocolate in a very dry bowl over boiling water - make sure you don't let the water come in contact with the chocolate. Once melted, remove from heat and set aside for about 3 minutes to cool slighty.

In another bowl, whisk the thickened cream until soft peaks form.

Whisk the egg yolks into the melted chocolate, then whisk in half of the cream until well combined. Using a large metal spoon carefully fold in the remaining cream working quickly to retain the airy texture. Pour the mousse into 8 individual bowls or cups and place in the fridge for about 3 hours or until set. You can make this a day in advance if you like.

Serve with a bowl of whipped cream.

Bad lighting but you get the gist

All in all the whole process went extremely well!!! The only thing I would do differently would be to whisk the melted chocolate and cream for a little bit longer so it's smoother.


You got mail!

I love getting home and finding packages waiting for me. Yesterday I received in the mail...

Parlux 3500 in ionic blue

Bought this from ry.com.au. I need a good compact hair dryer for my trip and have been wanting a Parlux ages! Used it this morning and it seriously took half the time as it normally does! Win!! Love the colour too!

Moroccan Oil 25ml

Another product I've been wanting for ages. Only got the travel size as I don't want to be lugging 100ml of this across America. I've heard so many great reviews on this on the Vogue forum and really excited to see if it'll work on my hair which needs some TLC. I also purchased this from ry.com.au - delivery only took about 4 days which was fast!

Dr Lewinns Revitanail - $19.95

I didn't buy this online but in Myer. Whilst overseas (is that all I'm ever thinking about? Yes!) I want to keep my nails in tip top condition and saw great reviews on this, once again on the Vogue forum. The directions say to apply a thin layer once a day for 4 days. Remove and repeat for treatment 3 times. Allow nails to rest for 1-2 weeks in between treatments.
After using this for only 3 days I can already feel that my nails are stronger and aren't as brittle anymore. Win again!!



Masterchef - Braised Pork Spare Ribs

I decided to cook my boyfriend and I a Masterchef inspired dinner last Friday night. I looked on the Masterchef website and well they don't call it Masterchef for nothing! Most of the recipes I found way too hard (for a amateur like me) or I didn't have the right cooking utensils.

I found Gary's Braised Pork Spare Ribs which he made in a Masterclass. We both love ribs so thought I'd give them a go. Here is what they are meant to look like:

From Masterchef website


1.5kg pork spare ribs, quartered
¼ cup olive oil
lime cheeks, to serve

1 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs salt
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
½ brown onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 cup brown sugar
250ml malt vinegar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp hot English mustard powder
2 tbs tomato sauce
2 tbs Dijon mustard
125ml bourbon
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
2 bay leaves
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 jalapeno chilli, finely chopped
1 orange, peeled rind

Ingredients ready to go!

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 2: Combine rub ingredients in a large bowl. Add ribs to the bowl, using your hands, rub the mixture into the meat to coat completely. Set aside in the fridge for 2-3 hours to marinate.

Step 3: Heat a BBQ or char grill plate over high heat. Drizzle olive oil onto ribs and toss to coat. Place ribs fat-side up and cook for 3-4 minutes each side or until sealed.

Step 4: Place cooking marinade ingredients and 1 1/2 tsp of salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 10-15 minutes until thickened slightly.

Step 5: Transfer ribs to a large, non-stick roasting pan and pour over hot marinade. Cover with foil and cook in the oven for 1 ½ hours or until falling off the bone, turning 3-4 times throughout.

Step 6: Serve ribs with lime cheeks.

After the 1st turn

I thought I got off to a bad start because I only had half a kilo of ribs not 1.5kgs! But I was only cooking for 2 so thought it'd do.

After 3rd turn
I didn't have any limes or enough ribs to serve alone so I made up a salad and baby potatoes. The photo (way too dark!) doesn't do the ribs justice because they were really really tasty! The meat practically fell off the bone and the bone was left pretty much clean. Very proud of myself, plus my boyfriend said it was the best thing I've ever cooked - and that's saying something! :)

I'll definitely be cooking this again but with a lot more ribs.


For the Love of Kate

I love Kate Moss. Everything about her. Her effortless style, the way she goes about her life not giving a shit about what anyone says about her. Kate has graced her 30th British Vogue cover for their September issue and proves that at 36, she's still got it.

1st cover was in March 1993 when she was 19.

Latest cover, September 2010, aged 36.

Some of the covers from over the last 2 decades 

December 1994

January 1995
November 1997

December 2000

December 2001

May 2003

March 2005

September 2006

October 2008

December 2008

New purchases

I love pay day!! I get paid fortnightly so I look forward to pay day even more than I use to when I got paid weekly.

Last night I went shopping with a friend to buy stuff for our trip.

I desperately needed some black jeans. Picked up black Levi's skinny jeans for $100. Similar to these...

Levi's - $100

Needed some tinted moisturiser so I'm not applying foundation every single day. Got me some...

Clinique Sheer Tint SPF 15 - Fair

I've wanted some wedges for so long and tonight I found these Tony Bianco wedges which I instantly fell in love with! I already own Tony Bianco's Prance heels in both black and nude patent, they are so unbelievably comfy. Cannot wait to wear these!

Tony Bianco - Lixin - $139.95




This morning I purchased tickets to see Gorillaz when they come down in December! I can't tell you how excited I am!! I'm a long long longtime fan of Blur and never got to see them live and probably never will. For all of you that don't know, Damon Albarn was the lead singer in Blur and is the co-creator of Gorillaz and does vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar. Jamie Hewlett, the other co-creator is a British cartoonist who helped create the comic book, Tank Girl. He's the master behind the illustrations of the animated members in Gorillaz - 2D (lead vocalist, keyboard), Murdoch (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar and occasional vocals) and Russell Hobbs (drums and percussion).

They've released 3 albums - "Gorillaz" (2001), "Demon Days" (2005) and most recently "Plastic Beach" (2010)

I've heard that Gorillaz live shows are amazing!!! Can't wait till December!


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